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Base Brisbane Embassy

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   214 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were arriving late to the hostel and was told by staff there would be no one at Base Embassy to check us in, so we would have to go to Base Central to check in, then return to Base Embassy. So we dragged all our luggage to Base Central only to be told that there was someone at Base... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've only been travelling for 6 weeks and this is by far the worst hostel I've stayed in. I should have known that this wasn't going to be a nice place because the guy we spoke to when booking was rude and unhelpful. As soon as you walk in the smell of sweat and stale ale hits you, the guy... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

As soon as you left reception this place stank. There was a foul smell of stale smoke, sweat and booze throughout the hostel. We've been travelling 7 months and have been through India and south east Asia. This was the worst place we've been to. The kitchen was dirty and smelly, as were the bathrooms. Both had rubbish on the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

So, if you're considering a stay in a hostel and you think Base Central a few blocks away is your best option, think again. Base Embassy is better...a little better in most regards. Value for money, location, bathroom facilities, atmosphere. You're not required to have as thick of a skin here either, as the security and the noise after hours... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We spend two nights in this hostel. Quite and clean, good position and nice staff. We arrived before check in time and they gave us a key to use luggage room, kitchen and bathrooms. Also they organize some activities like movie night and city tour..and have elevator!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I've stayed at base in sydney which I loved, and I was expecting a similar hostel here. Nope. For starters there is no smoking area, you have to venture downstairs and go onto the street, which isnt pleasant. Also the whole place smells very damp and sweaty, especially the movie room and the rooms connecting to the movie room. The... More

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

I thought this would be a upgrade after staying in base central. Wrong! Paid extra and wasn't happy. First night slept in a sauna as aircon wasn't working - no windows either. Got moved into 6 share ( not refunded difference) with drunken long termer thirty something guy. Then got moved into 4 bed with windows but no curtains! Flimsy... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Was nice enough room, had little balcony. Extended stay however reception and cleaners struggled to understand this and therefore disturbed us every day. But very apologetic and gave us a night foc to say sorry! Would stay again if stayed in Brisbane again.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Lovely little place in the heart of Brisbane lots of information at the desk to help you find something to do and price is reasonable beds were good rooms well sized probably the best hostel for me in Brisbane

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Busto Arsizio, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Good things first: the location is great, near the train station, the pedestrian area with supermarkets, shops and restaurants close by. With a short walk you can reach almost every interesting place of Brisbane city such as the Arbour, Roma Street Parkland etc. And, finally, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was small and not very well... More

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Address: 214 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
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Hotel Class:2 star — Base Brisbane Embassy 2*
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